Understanding intervals and chords


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Understanding intervals and chords

In music theory we measure the distances or interval between the note by tones. Semi tone and whole tones. You'll sometimes hear me refer to semi tones as half steps and whole tones as whole steps. This is common in musical discussion. So to move from C to C sharp, you go up a semi-tone. But if you go from C to D, you go up a whole tone.

So how much do you go from E to F, and from B to C? Only a semitone or a half step, because we don't have any keys in between. Just for clarification on this point, going from one key to the very next key on the keyboard is always a semitone, whether the keys are black or white, and skipping a key also makes a whole tone. So, if I go from C (SOUND) to D, (SOUND) that's whole tone. C (SOUND) to D-sharp, (SOUND) that's a tone and a half. C (SOUND) to E, (SOUND) that's two tones.

Now let's build the scale. If you follow a formula of steps from any given starting note, you can build any type of scale. For example, you ca...

Understanding intervals and chords
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Understanding intervals and chords provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Yeuda Ben-Atar as part of the Making Music with Ableton Push

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